“I’m so happy that something else happened to my car while I wasn’t in it” said no person ever.
If you have been following my accidents-that-happen-when-I’m-not-the-car saga, I think the count was three in a month, and then one 30 years ago.
Until two weeks ago.
On July 18th, my husband went to work and upon his arrival home we were going to leave on a two week vacation that involved driving to the airport in New York City and then flying to see his parents and go on a cruise and do the whole thing in reverse.
My car had just been back from being fixed for a few days. I told my husband a few times that the grill looked different. I knew it was new, and therefore shinier, but it still looked different.
In and out of the house we went packing the car for our 2 week adventure. In and out, in and out and then I looked directly at the front grill and saw……
No wonder it looked different, knucklehead Barb. THE LICENSE PLATE IS MISSING. For a moment I thought it was taunting me with its beady little eyes. Don’t you be gettin’ in my grill.
Then I calmly ran into the house screaming OMG THE LICENSE PLATE IS MISSING. And my husband covered his face with his hands.
I apologized profusely. I should have noticed I should have noticed I’m sorry I’m sorry and I realized I wasn’t helping the situation. And, as he replied, he didn’t notice either.
We unpacked the car and repacked it all in the smaller car. And checked that both license plates were on that one.
After our vacation, it only took one trip to DMV and two trips to Home Depot to get the stuff to put the new one on. If it hasn’t occurred to anyone else I’m pretty sure the car repair place didn’t put it back on the new grill. Nor did they put the thingy on the back of the grill in which to screw the bolts.
But I’m married to #awesomehusband so he did everything and I wisely stayed out of his way.
When all was finished I walked out to look at the new plates. Oddly, the letters of the plates are my high school and college nickname.
Adage: Out of trials, serendipity arrives. Yes I made that up.